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Letter to Potential Collaborators

November 19, 2018
You may be aware that I have been coordinating a multi-center retrospective study on risk stratification for sudden death in children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

We are now ready to take this to the next level and perform an ambispective (retro + pro) study to look at the same in a more rigorous fashion. We plan to collect data on a total of approximately 1500 children with HCM. Efforts are underway to apply for a grant to perform this study. The study has been approved by the PACES research committee.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me a letter of support and willingness to participate in this study. Please also mention the approximate number of children < 18 years old with HCM being followed at your institution.

Please click here for the PACES sample letter of support, make modifications as desired, and send back to me on letter-head paper.

Please write to me in person ( if you have any comments or questions.

Yours sincerely,
Seshadri Balaji, MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD
Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology
Oregon Health & Science University